Many are confused about Direct Roku WiFi and how it works since devices differ in their features, make, and terms they use. Many Roku users spend considerable time looking for the password for direct Roku.

In this post, we will talk about what Direct Roku WiFi is and whether users need a Roku password for Direct Roku WiFi to use it.

Password for Direct Roku

What Is Direct Roku WiFi?

Direct Roku WiFi is a direct connection between your Roku device and any paired wireless remote control. It is as if you had an invisible wire connecting the Roku and the remote control. Like an automatic connection to save users from manually inputting security keys. This connection doesn’t need any external router.

WiFi Direct connection does not require a router or a network connection. It works directly between devices. Internet access is not available through Direct Roku WiFi.

Other devices use the traditional Infrared blaster-based or Bluetooth technologies but Roku made its own Wifi connection with the remote control.

What's unique about it is that it doesn't require any hardware specifications. It also works so much faster than Bluetooth-enabled devices and is more user-friendly.

What Is The Password for Direct Roku?

There's no default password for Direct Roku. Instead, Direct Roku uses your Wifi's network and password to pair both devices. This is because Direct Roku is an SSID set up for communicating between the Roku device and a wireless point paired with it.

So, instead of asking about the password for your Direct Roku, you should be asking about your Wifi's password.

How Do I Find My Password For Direct Roku WiFi?

The Roku connects automatically with the wireless remote. You do not need a special password, instead, you'll need to connect it to your Wifi by using your network's password. The Direct Roku Wifi is not a network and therefore it doesn't have its own internet connection.

So, if you are wondering how to find the password for Direct Roku, then you should focus on knowing the name and password of your wireless network.

This way you can connect your Roku Device to your WiFi Network.

Finding Your Wireless Network Name

  • Step 1: Go to the "Settings" of the device that is connected to your network.

    Check the Network connection - Direct Roku

  • Step 2: Find "Network" or "Wifi" Option.

    Wifi or Network Settings - Direct Roku

  • Step 3: Find the "Network name"

    You should be able to find it on the list of available networks. If you do not see your network name, select "Scan" or something similar to update the list.

    Find the network name - Direct Roku

    If you cannot remember the network name, then seek help from the support site of either your Internet Service Provider (ISP) or the brand of your router. Sometimes the default name is listed on the a sticker of the router itself.

    Find Default Network Name for Your Wifi - Direct Roku

Finding Your Wireless Network Password

If you know your Wireless Network and password you are ready to go. Just select your network.

Select Your WiFi network on Roku

And then introduce the passwords that you usually use for your Wifi at home.

Password of your wifi network - Direct Roku

If you don't know your Wifi password for any reason, chances are that you are using the default one that your router uses.

Find your router and look for a stick on it containing the default username and password.

Find Default Password for Your Wifi - Direct Roku

If there's no sticker on it or you don't have access to your router, then you can contact your ISP company or router manufacturer if you forgot your password so they can help you either reset it or recover it.

Here are other ways to find your router's password:

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How To Connect Roku To The Internet?

There are different ways of connecting your Roku device to the internet.

How To Connect Roku To WiFi

Connect Roku to your WiFi Network

These are the steps on how to connect Roku To WiFi with a remote or Roku App:

  • Step 1: Turn your TV on.

  • Step 2: Using an HDMI cable, connect the TV and the Roku.

  • Step 3: Power on the Roku device.

  • Step 4: On the TV settings, choose HDMI connection.

  • Step 5: Go to Roku Home Screen.

  • Step 6: Choose "Settings > Network > Wireless (Wi-Fi) > Set up new Wi-Fi connection" with your remote or Roku App Remote.

    Settings WiFi Roku Network

  • Step 7: From the list of available networks, choose your WiFi network.

  • Step 8: Type your WiFi network password.

You can skip steps 1 to 6 if you are using a Roku TV.

Connect Roku Via An Ethernet Cable

Connecting Roku using an ethernet cable

You can connect your Roku device to the internet using an ethernet cable if your Roku doesn't have an ethernet port. Here's how:

  • Step 1: Connect one end of the Ethernet cable to the Roku TV or player, and the other to the router.

    Connect Ethernet Cable - Roku and Router

  • Step 2: Power on the Roku device.

  • Step 3: Using an HDMI cable connect the Roku player and your TV.

  • Step 4: Choose the output matching your Roku device on your TV.

  • Step 5: Go to Roku Home Screen by pressing the "Home button" on the remote.

  • Step 6: Choose "Settings > Network > Wired" on the Roku remote.

    Settings Wired Roku Network

  • Step 7: Read and follow the instructions on the screen to finish setting up.

You can skip steps 1 to 2 if you're using Roku TV.

What Is The Default Roku PIN?

There's no such thing as a default Roku PIN because you have to set up your PIN when you create your Roku account for the fist time. You can update your Roku PIN anytime by going to the Roku website but there is no default Roku PIN.

Plus, if you forget your old Roku PIN you can also reset it.

You will only need to enter your Roku username and password so you can sign in and reset your PIN.

Roku account holders also have the option of disabling or removing their Roku PIN.

How Do I Bypass Roku PIN?

How to bypass Roku PIN

You need to go to Roku's website my.roku.com to bypass your PIN. You will be asked to sign in and update your account.

  • Step 1: Go to "My Account"
  • Step 2: Click the "Update Bar".
  • Step 3: Go to "PIN preference".
  • Step 4: Verify PIN.
  • Step 5: Save changes.

Why Can I Not Connect To Direct Roku?

There are different reasons why you cannot connect to Direct Roku. It could be an internet connection problem or a Roku issue.

Here's what you can do when you cannot connect to Direct Roku.

  • Check internet connections.
  • Restart Roku device.
  • Reset modem and Wifi router.
  • Connect Roku to an Ethernet cable.
  • Move the router, modem, and Roku closer to each other.
  • Contact Roku support.

How Can I Connect My Roku To Hotel Wifi Without A Remote?

Connecting Roku to hotel WiFi without remote

You are on holiday in a hotel, and you have brought with you your Roku device.

You know that when you take your Roku out of your house, you would have to reprogram it to the WiFi of the new location.

You would usually just take your remote and configure it again, but… surprise! You left your remote at home!

No problem. You can still use your Roku using this solution. This is what you will need:

  • Roku Device
  • Primary Phone capable of creating Mobile HotSpot
  • Secondary Phone with Roku App Installed or a computer with "Remoku" extension.
  • Your common Home WiFi Name and Password.
  • The Hotel WiFi Name and Password.

Step 1: Create a Mobile HotSpot To Connect Your Roku Device

Mobile HotSpot To Connect Roku Device

This mobile hotspot must have the same name and password as the last WiFi your Roku was connected to, which is usually your home WiFi.

  • Step 1: Connect Your Roku Device To The TV. It should display "Not Connected"
  • Step 2: Enable a HotSpot on your Primary Phone.
  • Step 3: Change the HotSpot name to your regular Home WiFi Name (or the last WiFi your Roku was connected to) On iPhone you might need to change your Phone’s name.
  • Step 4. Change also the HotSpot Password to your common Home WiFi Password.

Your Roku Should connect to your Mobile Phone. If it doesn’t connect within 30 seconds, reset your Roku device.

Remember to Keep your HotSpot active during the next step 2.

Step 2. Use A Secondary Device as a Remote

Secondary Phone as a Remote

Now that Roku is "connected" to your phone’s hotspot, you can use another device (mobile phone, computer, or tablet) as a remote to change the network of your Roku to the Hotel WiFi Network.

You will need a secondary mobile phone with Roku Remote App or a computer with Google Chrome "Remoku" extension

Using Roku App Virtual Remote [Mobile]

  • Step 1. Connect your secondary phone to your phone’s hotspot.

  • Step 2. Open the Roku App on your secondary mobile.

    Roku App To Connect To Hotel WiFi

  • Step 3. Tap "Devices" and select your Roku Device.

  • Step 4: Tap "Remote" since your phone now acts as a remote.

  • Step 5: Use the Virtual Remote to choose "Settings > Network >Set up connection> Wireless".

  • Step 6: Select The Hotel WiFi Signal and enter the password.

  • Step 7: Connect your phone to the new network to use it again as a Virtual Remote.

Using Remoku Chrome Extension as a Remote [Computer]

  • Step 1: Connect your computer/tablet to the mobile hotspot.

  • Step 2: On your computer, open Google Chrome.

  • Step 3: Install the "Remoku" extension.

    Remoku Extension To Connect Roku Hotel WiFi

  • Step 4: Click on the "Remoku" icon. A virtual remote will appear on your screen

  • Step 5: Use the Virtual Remote to choose "Settings> Network> Set up connection> Wireless".

  • Step 6: Select The Hotel WiFi Signal and enter the password.

  • Step 7: Connect your computer to the new network and open again Remoku extension to use it as a remote.

Summary

There's no unique password for direct Roku, so don't look for it.

Direct Roku connects to your WiFi network in order to pair devices.

If you want to connect your Roku device to the internet then you simply need to know your WiFi network’s username and password rather than search for the Password of Direct Roku.

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